REGINA – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) board of directors has elected Ian Boxall, Representative for RM of Connaught No. 457, as president.
The election was made at a general meeting in Regina Jan. 18. Boxall farms near Tisdale with his family.
Bill Prybylski and Scott Owens will serve as vice-presidents.
“It’s an honour and a privilege to be elected president of APAS,” Boxall said. “I know I have the full support of APAS … as we move forward with advocating for some of the best producers in the world right here in Saskatchewan.”
According to an APAS press release, some of the early priorities for the new executive include the Next Policy Framework Task Force, rural connectivity, continued drought response and advocacy on behalf of farmers dealing with grain contracts from last year’s drought.
“I wish Ian the best of luck with his new role as president,” former APAS president Todd Lewis said. “I’ve worked with him over the last several years, and I know APAS will be in good hands with the new executive.”
APAS also held elections for Districts Two and Five, while representatives were acclaimed in Districts One, Three, Four and Six for two-year terms (changes are noted in bold):
District One – Wanda Reid RM of Golden West No. 95 and Steven Donald RM of Martin No. 122;
District Two – Bev Pirio RM of Laurier No. 38 and James Bateman RM of Gravelbourg No. 104;
District Three – Don Connick RM of Carmichael No. 109 and Devin Harlick RM of Piapot No. 110;
District Four –Bill Prybylski RM of Garry No. 245 and Ian Boxall RM of Connaught No. 457;
District Five – Donavon Block RM of Leroy No. 339 and Ryan Scragg RM of Garden River No. 490;
District Six – Jeremy Welter RM of Mariposa No. 350 and Scott Owens RM of Eldon No. 471.